Western Digital stops making PATA hard drives

The famous hard drive maker Western Digital has announced that it will stop producing PATA hard drives with the last orders to be taken on December 29 this year.

The once famous and popular PATA standard has been almost completely phased out by the more progressive SATA interface although you can still find PATA drives here and there. As to WD, the company launched what it seems to be their last PATA models this past summer with six models making it to the market with capacities that range from 80 GB to 500 GB. They are unlikely to have caught any interest as they are much, much more expensive than alternative SATA drives. For example an 80 GB PATA drive usually costs as much as a 1 TB SATA drive.

Although WD will stop making such drives the company will still honor warranty.


Source: Western Digital

Related posts

APUS Launcher

APUS Launcher

Google’s Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system and there is a reason for this. This operating system comes with very innovative memory management, regular updates, excellent support, and an intuitive interface and there are tons of applications that run on it. No wonder...

HP uveils ENVY 13 and ENVY 15 notebooks

HP today redefines the premium notebook PC experience with the introduction of the HP ENVY sub-brand, which offers customers precision-crafted, high-performance models featuring HP Metal Etching and concierge service and support. The new HP ENVY 13 boasts the brightest display in its class...

Huawei presents the Honor 5 smartphone

Huawei presents the Honor 5 smartphone

We have had numerous Huawei Honor 5-something phones but we haven’t had an Honor 5 smartphone so far. Now all this has changed – the Chinese company has presented a new handset that carries this exact name. Unfortunately for some of you the new Honor 5 smartphone belongs to the...

Leave a comment